Motorcycle Accidents

Florida’s great weather and beautiful landscapes prompts many residents and visitors to enjoy motorcycle riding. However, Florida motorcycle accidents cause thousands of severe injuries and hundreds of deaths each year.

According to Florida’s Department of Transportation’s most recent Motorcycle Statistics, the number of motorcycle crashes, injuries, and related fatalities in the state has been declining since 2008. Still, more than 15% of all traffic fatalities in Florida occurred in motorcycle accidents, although licensed motorcycle riders account for only approximately 6% of Florida motorists. Among Florida counties, Miami-Dade had the highest number of motorcycle fatalities in 2009.

Based in Miami Beach, Florida, Esquenazi Law represents families of people who were killed in motorcycle accidents, as well as people who were injured in Florida motorcycle crashes. In most traffic accidents, whether they were at fault or not, the motorcycle riders are the ones who bear the brunt of the injuries. Because riders lack the protection that occupants of other vehicles have, they are more likely to suffer severe injuries, ranging from road rash and broken bones to catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord and brain injuries. In fact, the Florida Department of Transportation reports that in recent years, more than 30% of fatalities among motorcycle riders involved traumatic brain injuries.

If you were injured in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills, your pain and suffering, wages lost as a result of the accident, related property damage (such as damage to the motorcycle), and more. Even if you were partly at fault, in Florida you should be able to get compensation for at least a proportion of the harm suffered.

Since 1996, Miami Beach attorney Bryant Esquenazi has represented injured plaintiffs who are pursuing compensation for their injuries. Esquenazi Law offers a free initial consultation and represents clients on a contingency basis—which means that we don’t get paid unless we obtain compensation for our clients.

In addition, if your family lost a family member in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may be able to pursue a “wrongful death” claim. For more information, please see our “Wrongful Death” page, or contact us directly. The tragedy of your loss should not be heightened by economic consequences.

To discuss your potential motorcycle accident claim with an experienced and trustworthy Miami Beach attorney, please call Esquenazi Law at (305) 532-1900, email info@esquenazilaw.com, or fill out and submit our “Contact Us” form.